Registration OPEN: 5th Postdoc Retreat

The Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences (APNS) at UNIL is happy to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming 5th Annual Post-Doc Retreat (for Post-Docs and final-year PhD students of FBM & FGSE UNIL):

Scientific communication in academia and beyond

Sharpen your pens/keyboards and join us this fall in Valais for a writing retreat to improve your written communication skills. Take part in workshops on writing for academic and non-academic audiences from experts in the field. As a bonus, you get to exchange with fellow postdocs, expand your network and make new connections – all of this in the beautiful Swiss Alps!

When? September 9-11, 2022

Where? Finhaut, Valais (Chalet VATICAMP)

Register here:

Be quick! There is a limited number of places available! Please register with your UNIL or CHUV email account and don’t forget to pay the 50 CHF to cover your accommodation and food to complete the registration process. Fees will not be reimbursed for late cancellation or without any good reason. Registration will close on Sep 1st.

Boost your mental health with Play Time!

A fantastic new mood-lifting Zoom session by the great Samuel Lagier.

Explore the land where your inner critic is quiet, and your inner child is wild. Using techniques and activities from the world of improvised comedy (improv) to get participants to move, speak, dance, sing, draw… The objective is for each participant to express themselves, to be in the moment, and to connect with others.

Boost your mental health and PLAY! highly recommend, especially for those suffering from #COVID19 blues.

Next session is on Wednesday March 10th at 12h30 GMT+1

Register here, space is limited

New event: Postdoc Funding chats!

Dear Postdoc Community,   

While we probably all had hoped for a slightly faster return to “normality” in this new year 2021, reality is showing its grim face and telling us to continue our adapted attempts at social interaction.

As we at the APNS continue to be highly motivated and fully committed to support you with as many interesting events as possible, we have decided to continue our series of:
POSTDOC FUNDING CHATS formerly known as: POSTDOC FUNDING INFO & NETWORKING APÉRO   If you’re looking to apply for a postdoc fellowship or independent grant, you’re having difficulties navigating the jungle of possibilities, or you’re looking for someone to exchange experiences with, this is your chance! 

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Jan. 13th 2020, 18:15h

The Association of Postdocs in Natural Sciences invites you to a General
Assembly + Apero
on 13th January, 2020 at 18:15h at the CHUV, Jequier Doge auditorium!
Learn about our 2019/2020 projects and hop on board! 
We are recruiting committee members and organizers, so if you want to gain experience in this area don’t be shy. 
We have plenty planned for the coming year.
GA Agenda:
1. Review of 2019 events and planned 2020 events.
2. Announcement of open positions.
3. Financial statement.
4. Official re-election of leadership committee.
Hope to see you there! If you cannot attend, but you are interested in the association, drop us a line here.